Special Events at Jewell County Fair
June 11, 2020
The Jewell County Fair Board will host two special events at this year’s Jewell County Fair which is slated for July 9 through 12 at the fairgrounds in Mankato.
On Friday, July 10, David Pabst, the chuck wagon cook of Colby, Kan., will serve the evening meal which will be prepared on his camp stove throughout the day on Friday. Tickets are $10 per meal for the chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with ham, cornbread and peach cobbler supper. Because a limited number of meals are available, tickets should be purchased prior to the fair. See the ad in this week’s paper for locations where tickets can be purchased from June 7 through noon on July 9. The meal will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 10th after the 4-H beef show.
Because several fair events have had to be canceled because of the pandemic and social distancing requirements, the fair board will be holding a parade at 7 p.m., on Saturday, July 11, in Mankato. Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to have an entry in the parade which has a theme of “Jewell County Vision 2020: Celebrating the Past to See the Future.” The parade committee would especially like families or entities that have continuously been a part of Jewell County prior to or since 1900 to have an entry in the parade with a large sign indicating the who, when, where for the family or business. An example of what to put on the sign is Jones-Smith Family, Brownscreek and Limestone Townships, 1882. Many families have been a part of Jewell County for many years and have celebrated the past to see the future with 20/20 vision.
The parade route will start on the block south of the fairgrounds on Commercial Street, turn west on Jefferson Street to High Street and then continue back to the street on the south side of the fairgrounds. It is hoped that by having this longer route, spectator social distancing can occur; there will be no announcing so parade entries should have signage. Entries of all types are sought; line-up will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the south end of the 700 Block of Commercial Street (the long block).
See the ad in this week’s paper for more information about the parade. Signs about both special events are posted throughout the county.